Han Kun and Shanghai-based boutique Young-Ben reach merger agreement

Han Kun Law Offices and Shanghai Young-Ben Law Firm have reached an agreement that all Young-Ben partners, business departments, and administrative teams will join Han Kun’s Shanghai office.

Established in 2004, Han Kun is headquartered in Beijing and has offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Haikou, and Hong Kong. With over 800 lawyers, Han Kun provides legal services in areas including private equity, M&A, domestic and foreign listing, investment funds and asset management, anti-trust/competition law, banking and finance, aviation finance, foreign direct investment, corporate compliance, private client wealth management, intellectual property, and dispute resolution. Han Kun’s Shanghai office has expanded into life sciences and healthcare, fintech, the global asset management, and corporate compliance in recent years.

Young-Ben is a boutique law firm established in 2007, with a focus on finance and commercial dispute resolutions. The firm targets a range of clients including governmental agencies, domestic and overseas financial institutions, state-owned enterprises, and listed companies, involving industries like banking, trust, insurance, asset management, investment and finance, manufacturing, real estate, commercial chains, international trade, media and advertising, and new energies. According to the firm’s official website, it has 10 partners.

The two firms both adopt corporatized management model. Han Kun said in a statement: “We believe Young-Ben will further strengthen Han Kun’s core competitiveness and expand the scope of Han Kun’s professional services in Shanghai.  Also, under Han Kun’s cross-department, cross-region close collaboration model, the merger will better meet the needs for legal services in the Yangtze River Delta region.”


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